I've finished spinning the first skeins from Sven, a Shetland wether and a gift from Kathy Lefevre at Sheep Thrills Farms in Flagstaff last year. His fleece is lovely and black, so I emailed her and reserved his fleece for next year. This years fleece is taken.
I also got the Cascade 220 yarn wound today for my trip knitting. We leave a week from Friday for the Pacific Northwest, a visit with my sister-in-law on the Columbia River, camping in Florence with Amy, Black Sheep Gathering and a week with DS and family in Bend. It's coming up so fast.
My new lavendar soap starting in its three-week cure cycle. I called the Soap Saloon in Sacramento yesterday to place an order - I've bought supplies from them for at least ten years. MJ the owner answered the phone and we ended up chatting for quite a while. I hung up with so many ideas.
I've decided to try a lemon bar next time so I asked Ian to get me some lemonade with pulp and some lemons. He didn't find lemonade with pulp so I made lemon zest with these and will juice them into the liquid. It might be a good idea. I might be a terrible idea. I'll let you know either way.
I had planned to install my yarn bombs on the River Walk Saturday for International Yarn Bomb Day, but now I've obligated myself for a craft fair. My in-town day is Wednesday so I've decided I'm just going to have to leave here early and put them up tomorrow. I should be able to get them up in an hour. I'm more worried about being challenged by authorities so am getting my lies, I mean my stories in order.
It was absolutely lovely today. We got up to 66.6 for a high and were finally able to open the windows and let the woodstove die down - our firewood is nearly depleted. The house got so warm that we still have a couple of windows open this evening. It's been a treat to hear the birds and breeze. It's not been a treat to have the Scotch broom suddenly in the house with attendant sneezing.
I thought you might enjoy a little humor from Lake Tahoe.
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